15 Of The Best Summer Activities To Do In Wellington Now

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Best Summer Activities in Wellington 2022

Indeed, summer is the most blissful time of the year. And, there is nothing more delightful than the sun splitting the rocks, while taking part in outdoor summer activities. Hence why we tracked down the 15 most thrilling summer activities for you to do in Wellington.

1. The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery

This spot just so happens to be one of the most romantic dining places in Wellington. With a lush green haven, you can chillout on quirky furniture, order margaritas, and take in the summer sunset views…you’ll be in your element.

πŸ“ 166 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. Summer Festivals

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Wonderfully, we’ve already listed an array of upcoming and unmissable festivals that you can attend this summer in Wellington.

πŸ“ Various Locations

3. Order a monstrous freakshake

Since calories don’t matter in summer, you need to order one of the best freakshakes in Wellington. Indeed, these bad boys are unmissable this summer.

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4. Wine Tasting

Take a one hour road trip to the Martinborough Vineyard for a glorious day of wine tasting and chowing down on some fine New Zealand cuisine. Learn about the production of wine while appreciating some high-quality Pinot Noir. What a scene!

Β πŸ“ 89 Martins Road, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand

5. Off The Loop Wake Park

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With plenty of thrilling activities, from wakeboarding and paddle boarding to an inflatable aqua park, and more…it’s the perfect summer activity. Likewise, it’s one of the best things to do without alcohol in Wellington.

πŸ“10 Stewart Street, Foxton 4815, New Zealand

6. Summer Picnics

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Excitingly, have a picnic at one of the best picnic areas in Wellington, or head to one of the best beaches with a DIY picnic. Additionally, you could order one of the greatest shared platters as a picnic instead.

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7. Zealandia

Rediscover the delights of your homeland by heading to this wildlife sanctuary. Opt to bring your own picnic or else tuck into some exclusive Kiwi cuisine at the local cafΓ©. Surrounded by birdsong and remote bushes, you’ll have a marvellous time.

πŸ“Β 3 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand


8. Glamping

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As one of our favourite Wellington date ideas, it’s a fantastic thing to do. For example, Canopy Camping Escapes has an exclusive Wellington site. Boho Bach offers spectacular views in a beautiful and private setting.

πŸ“ Fortification Road, Karaka Bays, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

9. Oriental Bay

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Spend the day in the lovely Oriental Bay, which happens to have one of the best beaches in Wellington. Take a stroll on the beach, walk along the seafront, visit the colourful boat sheds and chill in one of the laidback cafes in the bay.

πŸ“ Oriental Bay, Wellington

10. Adrenaline Forest

Just a short drive from the centre, this adrenaline-pumping activity involves rope climbing, bridges, swings and tree topping through the bush. Prefect for all ages, it’s also one of best things to do this month in Wellington.

πŸ“ Okowai Road, Aotea, Porirua 5022, New Zealand

11. Staycations

Summer Getaways From Wellington
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Why not escape to one of our listed unusual and unique North Island getaway staycations. Indeed, providing a relaxing summer weekend.

12. Te Papa Museum

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This interactive museum is a must-visit for those of you who don’t like the sun.Β Educate yourself on New Zealand, earthquakes, wildlife, culture, volcanoes and much more. With an ever-changing exhibition collection…you won’t be bored.

πŸ“ 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

13. Wellington Zoo

Animal lovers will enjoy wandering through the animal kingdom. Indeed, the zoo is an excellent place to have fun, go on a date or get up close and personal with some much-loved creatures. For more information, visit the Wellington Zoo website.

πŸ“Β 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

14. Paekakariki Hill Track

This place just happens to be one of the best to watch the sunset and sunrise in Wellington. Opt to either drive the enchanting coastal route, or hike the loop with a group. Whatever you choose, it makes an epic day out.

πŸ“Β Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand

15. Pop-Up Bars

Pop-Up Bars Wellington Summer 2022
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Head to the alfresco summer pop-up bars, where you can listen to tunes and chillout on bean bags. Read all about them here.

πŸ“ 5 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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